Pole banner review process

All requests to install pole banners on and off campus require approval by the Office of Strategic Communication and Facilities Management. 

Banner requests and review process 

All requests for the installation of banners must be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the desired installation date in order to allow enough time for the approval process, production, and installation. 

Submit a banner request

Review process

The Office of Strategic Communication, in partnership with Facilities Management, is responsible for the review and approval of all on- and off-campus banner requests. Banner requests will be reviewed for the artwork, content/message, location(s), and duration of display. Some requests may require consultation with and/or approval by the Campus Planning Committee.

Installation and removal

The Office of Strategic Communication will partner with Facilities Management—and, where necessary, the City of Iowa City, City of Coralville, or the Iowa City Downtown Association—on installation, removal, and maintenance.

Production and installation costs

Units are responsible for the cost of producing banners and all charges for their installation, removal, and maintenance. To obtain an estimate of expenses, contact OSC.

Ordering

In order to ensure consistency in quality, Britten, Inc. is the preferred vendor for the production of all banners. You may email them at TSchmitt@britteninc.com or call 231-995-8657 to place an order. 

 

Institutional Pole Banner Example

Creative guidelines

In order to be approved, all banner designs must adhere to brand guidelines and follow these basic principles to ensure readability. 

Read creative guidelines

Banner specifications 

Pole banner specifications are based on the height of the pole and placement of the brackets in order to ensure maximum visibility. 

All locations (except Iowa Avenue East)

  • 22 ounce block out vinyl double-sided (no wind holes/slats)
  • Size: 67" x 29"
  • Fabrication: Pole pockets – 3" top, 3" bottom, #2 grommets left side at top under the sleeve and at bottom at top of sleeve

Iowa Avenue East (Clinton to Gilbert)

  • 22 ounce block out vinyl double-sided (no wind holes/slats)
  • Size: 55" x 24"
  • Fabrication: Pole pockets – 3" top, 3" bottom, #2 grommets left side at top under the sleeve and at bottom at top of sleeve

Downtown Iowa City

  • 22 ounce block out vinyl double-sided (no wind holes/slats)
  • Size: 30" x 86"
  • Fabrication: Pole pockets – 3.5" top 3.5" bottom, #2 grommets left side at top under the sleeve and at bottom at top of sleeve

Coralville

  • 22 ounce block out vinyl double-sided (no wind holes/slats)
  • Size: 30" x 84.5"
  • Fabrication: Pole pockets – 3.5" top 3.5" bottom, #2 grommets left side at top under the sleeve and at bottom at top of sleeve